They may be called Monster Rice Krispie Treats, but they are too cute (and yummy) to be scary! Using just 5 ingredients, you can make a whole clan of these sweet monster snacks for your little monsters this Halloween!
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Monster Rice Krispie Treats
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.
It’s that time of the year again when ghosts and ghouls come out to play! And while it can be fun to decorate your house with fake spiders, cobwebs, and skeletons on Halloween night…what about planning a few more spooky treats for your little monsters?
These Monster Rice Krispie Treats are fun to make, and you can even get the kiddos involved!
Older kids can roll the balls of cereal into the monster treats, and younger kids can push in the eyeball sprinkles.
Then all you have to do is wait for them to set and they are ready to enjoy!
The recipe as given makes 12-24 treats, depending on the size of the cereal balls that you roll. Make a whole bunch of the Halloween rice cereal snacks for a party, or just a few for the family as dessert.
The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween! You can check out Crafty October from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for tons of awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.
It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
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More Recipes Using Rice Krispies
One of the hero ingredients in this dish is Rice Krispies, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Rice Krispie Ghosts Treats for Halloween
- Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats
- Jack Skellington Mickey Mouse Rice Krispies Treats for Halloween
More Halloween Treats
Looking for more treats to make for Halloween Check these recipes out next:
- Twinkie Mummies
- Blood & Bone Oreo Truffles
- We All Scream for Eyes-Cream! Monster Ice Cream Cups for Halloween
How Do I Make Monster Rice Krispie Treats?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 4 Tbsp butter, divided
- 10-oz (285g) package mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 10 oz (285g) package Halloween Ghoul’s Mix M&Ms
- Candy eyeballs
- Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over low heat in a large saucepan.
- Add marshmallows, and stir until they are fully melted.
- Remove from heat and add cereal and M&Ms. Stir until combined.
- Butter your hands with the remaining butter, then grab handfuls of the mixture and form a ball.
- Add eyeballs, and press them in slightly so they will stay put. Set on a baking sheet or tray to set.
- You may need to re-grease your hands a time or two throughout the process so that the mixture won't stick to your hands.
- Enjoy and Happy Halloween!
Makes 12-24 treats, depending on how big you make them.
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Make It A Halloween Dinner!
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal for a Halloween dinner party!
- Appetizer: Cayenne Buttered Corn on the Cob
- Soup: Slow Cooker Pumpkin + Apple Soup
- Salad: Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Goat Cheese
- Main Dish: How to Make Instant Pot Pork Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Porked)
- Side Dish: Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
- Beverage: Rum Spiked Pumpkin Pie Punch
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